Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2.1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK. Your undergraduate degree should be in an appropriate chemical or pharmaceutical science or related degree. If you have relevant experience and a degree in a field other than those listed, you may also be considered for entry.
Months of entry
MSc by Research Formulation Design and Analysis offers you fantastic research facilities, training in a wide range of experimental techniques and strong links with industry.
Study at a University with an established global reputation for research in drug delivery, nanoscience, polymers, materials science, and synthesis and analysis of organic molecules. 97% of our research is of international standing (Research Excellence Framework [REF] 2021, combining 4*, 3* and 2* submissions – Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy).
You will benefit from a collaborative working environment across the University. In particular, the School of Pharmacy has strong collaborative links with Departments of Chemistry, Food and Nutrition, School of Biological Sciences and Agriculture.
Training will be provided in a wide range of skills and experimental techniques, relevant to many industries (pharmaceutical, cosmetics, agrochemical, food, healthcare and medical devices, analytical instrumentation, specialty chemicals, etc).
Our research facilities include the £4 million Chemical Analysis Facility, which provides access to a wide range of modern spectroscopic equipment and expertise essential for modern chemical and pharmaceutical research. Other facilities available include small scale pharmaceutical manufacturing unit (tablets, granules, capsules, etc), instruments for particle size characterisation and facilities for conducting research with cell cultures and biological tissues.
Strong links with industry give you access to industrial laboratories and facilities to support your research. Many of our staff hold external appointments at various national and international research committees which will provide you with opportunities for participation in conferences and other networking events.
Our links with industry will also provide you with placement opportunities and study abroad visits to work in collaborator laboratories.
Information for international students
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).
Fees and funding
Past MSc projects have received sponsorship from industry. For more information, please visit the Pharmacy website.
New international students: £27,800
The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information, including information for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.EU student fees
With effect from 1 August 2021, new EU students will pay international tuition fees. For exceptions, please read the UK government’s guidance for EU students.
Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Global Recruitment Team